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2014-06-23 08:33:50

Broadband to Provide Solutions to Bring Opportunity to Impoverished Communities CHICAGO, June 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Ministerial Alliance Against the Digital Divide (MAADD) launched an aggressive policy agenda today outlining how technology can provide solutions to many of the problems low income communities face, while providing opportunity to improve the lives of people living in poverty. "Broadband is rapidly becoming a necessity of everyday life," said Reverend...

2014-06-17 08:38:19

Shape The Future program provides digital devices at a reduced cost to public school boards across Canada TORONTO, June 17, 2014 /CNW/ - Microsoft Canada announced today the launch of Shape the Future, a program which provides access to leading-edge digital devices, software and applications to public school boards (with students from Kindergarten to secondary school) across Canada at a reduced cost. The program will help Canadian schools bridge the digital divide for all of their...

2014-04-29 12:30:08

Panel to discuss growing percentage of Americans with advanced online access who have insufficient levels of digital skills WASHINGTON, April 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- New research findings show that the digital divide is expanding, affecting far more than the disconnected--a growing percentage of Americans with advanced online access have insufficient levels of digital skills. Over the past 20 years, libraries--as welcoming institutions to all segments of society, including...

2014-02-11 12:25:02

WASHINGTON, Feb. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Digital Citizens Alliance, a consumer-oriented coalition focused on educating the public and policy makers on the threats that consumers face on the Internet, put out the following statement on reports that the Department of Justice is building criminal cases against those who engage in content theft of versions of thousands of apps for Google's Android operating system. (http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130214/DC60386LOGO) From Tom...

2013-12-11 23:27:10

Dr. Apurva Mody also a Featured Speaker at International Telecommunications Union WhiteSpace Workshop in Tunis, Tunisia Chelmsford, MA (PRWEB) December 11, 2013 The WhiteSpace Alliance (WSA) ™, a global industry organization enabling sharing of underutilized spectrum, today announced that Dr. Apurva N. Mody, Chairman of the WhiteSpace Alliance, will present a keynote address at the WhiteSpace Summit in Paris on Tuesday, 11 December, at 09:00 at the Novotel Roissy Convention Center. Dr....

2013-11-18 21:05:01

An EU-27 survey of intermediary organizations operating on the education, social and employment sectors and providing IT training has produced a first ever assessment of the e-Inclusion intermediary sector. It accounts for a total of 250,000 organizations, or one e-Inclusion actor per every 2,000 inhabitants. One in two employs 10 staff or less and operates on a budget smaller than €100,000. Half of the e-Inclusion actors go further and offer employment–related training. And for two out...

2013-10-10 23:02:05

Hosts Conversation with Industry Leaders About Digital Divide at TIA 2013 Washington, DC (PRWEB) October 10, 2013 Download the Report Visit the Website Watch Greenwood County Video Today, Connected Nation is launching a campaign called “Beyond the Divide” to help communities “get connected” to technology and innovative solutions that improve living standards and grow economies. The national non-profit is issuing a report on its community engagement program to highlight the best...


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  • A spider.
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